Richard Mille is known for enriching the world of replica watches for sale with superlatives. The RM 50-03 Tourbillon Split Seconds Chronograph Ultralight McLaren F1 achieves this in impressive fashion. Because this watch was built in close collaboration with the famous Formula 1 team, it weighs almost nothing! review.
Today let's talk about weight. Take the 1 Euro coin for example. It weighs 7.50 grams, so it is a bit heavier than the entire movement of the new Richard Mille RM 50-03 Tourbillon Split Secs Chronograph Ultralight McLaren F1. The watch, which debuted last year, is the manufacturer's first product in partnership with the McLaren Formula 1 team.
The movement of the Richard Mille RM 50-03 weighs 7 grams – or rather, light. This ultra-light design is achieved, on the one hand, by using high-tech materials such as grade 5 titanium or TPT carbon for the soleplate and bridges, and on the other hand by omitting all unnecessary materials, i.e. the strong skeletonization of the movement.
The RM50-03 movement is mounted directly in the middle of the case. Construction with beveled TPT carbon fiber cage eliminates the need for housing rings and can withstand loads of 5,000 g. Richard Mille was inspired by the wishbone structure of a McLaren Formula 1 car when designing the look of this suspension.Richard Mille RM011 Felipe Massa Flyback
Similarities with McLaren Formula 1Not the only parallel. The two monitors between 10am and 2am are similar to those in the racing cockpit. There is a torque display between 12 o'clock and 2 o'clock, providing information on the tension of the mainspring. Between 53 and 65 dNmm it is in the optimum range.
Between 10 and 12 o'clock on the left, you'll see the power reserve indicator. RM 50-03 for about 70 hours. The watch's mainspring barrel takes just 6 hours per revolution instead of the usual 7.5 hours, which should ensure an ideal balance between performance and regularity on the one hand. Thanks to the new split-second mechanism, the 6-column wheel instead of the previous 8-column, and the newly designed split-seconds pliers, the chronograph consumes 50% less energy.
Tourbillon with split-seconds chronographThe chronograph is started and stopped by a pusher at 8 o'clock. Pressing the pusher at 4 o'clock stops the split-seconds chronograph hand from reading the intermediate time without affecting the chronograph itself. A pusher at 10 o'clock resets the hands. The hollowed-out putter was also inspired by the McLaren-Honda F1 Racer. They should alert the car's intake duct.online replica watches
The crown, in turn, follows the shape of the British manufacturer's racing rims and features a torque limiter. This safety system is designed to prevent accidental overspeeding.
The function display at 3 o'clock provides information about the mode the setting mechanism is currently in. W stands for winding, N stands for neutral, and H stands for pointer. Features: The components of the setting mechanism are mounted on the outside of the movement, so they can be easily replaced during servicing without removing the hands or dial.
McLaren turns red to orangeWhile elements like the crown or the sapphire glass bezel are still red in the prototype shown in Geneva, in the final version they shine in typical McLaren orange.
But let's talk about weight again. The movement with tourbillon and split-seconds chronograph is only 7 grams, which is impressive enough in itself. However, now the RM 50-03 McLaren F1 achieves another superlative. Because the whole watch is less than 40 grams, including the strap of course! This makes it the lightest mechanical chronograph ever made.
In addition to titanium and TPT carbon, another material that was previously completely unknown in the watchmaking world was used. Its name is Graph TPT, also commonly known as graph. This is when the carbon atoms are arranged in a honeycomb pattern, forming a layer that is only atoms thick. Known since the early 20th century, graphene was not isolated until 2004. Six years later, this breakthrough brought the Nobel Prize in Physics to Professors Andrei Heim and Konstantin Novoselov.replica Chopard Mille Miglia watches
In collaboration with the University of Manchester, McLaren Applied Technologies and Noth Thin Ply Technology, Richard Mille is now also developing a watch that uses a chart. Where? Made of TPT carbon fiber, identifiable by the characteristic wavy stripe structure, 600 layers of fibers aligned in parallel are assembled. No layer is thicker than 30 microns, and the CNC machine ensures that each layer is rotated 45° from the previous layer. These layers are impregnated with synthetic resin. And that's mixed in with the charts. The composite was then hardened at a temperature of 120°C and a pressure of 6 bar.
The 44.5 x 49.65 mm and 16.1 mm thick case is made of three parts and is not only extremely light but also extremely durable. A total of 20 spline screws made of grade 5 titanium ensure that the housing parts are held together correctly.
I can express it in one word today. crazy! When you pick up the RM 50-03, you can't believe the weight of this watch. A truly remarkable watch that showcases the research and development capabilities of Richard Mille. The only point of criticism: the red detailing on the final black and orange series model. This year's RM 11-03 McLaren could do even better. Otherwise, the RM 50-03 McLaren F1 offers technology you can only succumb to.replica Ulysse Nardin Perpetual Calendars
ard Mille RM 50-03 Tourbillon Split Chronograph Ultralight McLaren F1Case: 49.65 x 44.50 x 16.10 mm, three-piece, screw-in, TPT carbon fiber, bezel and case back with Graph TPT, water-resistant to 50 meters, domed sapphire crystal, anti-reflective on both sides, base with anti-glare sapphire crystal - Double-sided reflective coatingDial: Grade 5 titanium, black platedStrap: Rubber with grapheneMovement: In-house movement, Caliber RM50-03, skeletonized, tourbillon, hand-wound, 21,600 A/h (3 Hz), approx. 70-hour power reserve, maximum load 5,000 gFunctions: hours, minutes, split-seconds chronograph with 30-minute totalizer, power reserve. Torque and function display